THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007


THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... 
The latest news and resources in education since 2007



Saturday’s Must-Read Articles & Must-Watch Videos About School Reopenings
by Larry Ferlazzo / 23min
geralt / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : When New York City Schools Reopen, About 700,000 Students Won’t Be There is from The NY Times. Welfare checks and hotspots: how a school district is fighting to keep kids in class amid Covid is from The Guardian. https://t.co/qnJDpttbDT — Erica L. Green (@EricaLG) November 20, 2020 First
Ed Tech Digest
by Larry Ferlazzo / 1h
Nine years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech, including some Web 2.0 apps. You might also be interested in THE BEST ED TECH RESOURCES OF 2020 – PART TWO , as well as checking out all my edtech resources . Here are this w

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Most Popular Posts Of The Week
by Larry Ferlazzo / 8h
I’m making a change in the content of the regular feature. In addition to sharing the top five posts that have received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date), I will also include the top five posts that have actually appeared in the past week. Often, these are different posts. You might also be interested in IT’S THE THIRTE
A Look Back: Wow, This Seems Like The Mother Lode Of All Education Research Papers
by Larry Ferlazzo / 9h
I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . I’m starting with posts from earlier this year. There are lots of studies and articles out their with recommendations about what we should be doing in the classroom. In fact, I’ve collected the best at The “Best” Lists Of Recommendatio
Video: PBS NewsHour Interviews Dolly Parton About Her Success In Distributing 150 Million Books
26by Larry Ferlazzo / 13h
sasint / Pixabay Here’s how The PBS NewsHour introduces this video: A cornerstone of Dolly Parton’s legacy has been her literacy outreach. For a quarter century, her “Imagination Library” program has distributed free books to children around the world, from birth to age 5. The pop culture icon told the PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff that the initiative was inspired by her own father, who couldn’t r
This Is The Question So Many Districts Need To Asked – & Challenged On – Right Now…
by Larry Ferlazzo / 18h
The quote above is from an article in today’s New York Times discussing this week’s closure of New York City’s schools, and reflects a failing not just of New York City, but many other school districts, including our own. Last night, I watched part of our district’s Board meeting (I can no longer handle watching them in their entirety), and it led off with everything they were doing, and the mone
“Post-Election Teaching Strategies”
by Larry Ferlazzo / 1d
Post-Election Teaching Strategies is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Four teachers share suggestions for post-election lessons, including focusing on local issues and practicing media literacy. Here are some excerpts:

NOV 19

‘Online Learning as a Student Has Been … Hell on Earth’
by Larry Ferlazzo / 1d
is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher. Four students write about their online learning experiences, and it’s not a pretty picture…. Here are some excerpts:
Friday’s Must-Read Articles & Must-Watch Videos About School Reopenings
by Larry Ferlazzo / 1d
Megan_Rexazin / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : Many districts, including @officialSCUSD , would be smart to make the same decision and put tons more resources into supporting tchrs dev better remote tching AND more social services to support the students we're losing https://t.co/TklGSL3lhf — Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) No
This New Article Is The Most Interesting Piece On Writing Instruction That I’ve Read In A Long Time
29by Larry Ferlazzo / 1d
Write to Reward Your Reader is by Bill Birchard and was just published at the Harvard Business Review. And, it’s a real interesting one. He basically repackages (with some twists) what a lot of us teach our students about writing in a neuroscience framework that is very concise, emphasizing that good writer should follow these rules: Keep it simple Keep it specific Keep it stirring Keep it social
A Look Back: Results Of Weekly “Self-Assessments” Done By Members Of “Leadership Teams” In Each Of My Classes
by Larry Ferlazzo / 1d
I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . I’m starting with posts from earlier this year. I’ve previously posted about the important of “Leadership Teams” in each of the five classes I’m teaching this year via full time distance learning, and it’s definitely one of the strateg

NOV 18

A Look Back: Here’s The Video Of The Keynote I Gave At The VirtuEL Conference: “We will find a way or make one: Overcoming COVID-19 challenges facing ELLs & their teachers”
by Larry Ferlazzo / 2d
I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . I’m starting with posts from earlier this year. mohamed_hassan / Pixabay The VirtuEL Conference took place earlier this year – it provides lots of great professional development sessions by ELL educators for ELL educators. This one was
Free Resources From All “My” Books
by Larry Ferlazzo / 2d
Every two months, I reprint this post so that new subscribers learn about these resources. I have many free resources, including excerpts and student hand-outs, available from all “my” books (“my” is quotation marks because several are ones I have co-authored or edited). Clicking on the covers will lead you to them. Look for a fourth book in my student motivation series (out in 2023) and a second
Thursday’s Must-Read Articles & Must-Watch Videos About School Reopenings
by Larry Ferlazzo / 2d
kalhh / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : After 8 months, D.C. Public Schools reopens buildings for more than 400 students is from The Washington Post. New York City schools closing because of rising coronavirus rates — and so are all schools in Kentucky is from The Washington Post. Why restaurants are open and schools are closed
“Distance Learning ‘Has Been OK, I Guess’: Students Share About This Year’s Experiences”
by Larry Ferlazzo / 2d
Distance Learning ‘Has Been OK, I Guess’: Students Share About This Year’s Experiences is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Four high school students write about their distance learning experiences this year, sharing mixed feelings, including liking not having to wake up early but also suffering from eye strain. Here are some excerpts:
The Best Science Sites Of 2020 – Part Two
by Larry Ferlazzo / 2d
It’s time for another “Best” list! I’ll be adding this list to I’m adding this post to ALL END-OF-YEAR “BEST” LISTS FOR 2020 IN ONE PLACE! You can see all previous editions of this Science list, along with other Science-related “Best” lists, here (Best lists on Planets & Space are here ). Let me know what I’m missing… This year’s Part Two list is much shorter than Part One: HENRIETTA LACKS WOULD
Three New Thanksgiving Teaching Resources
by Larry Ferlazzo / 2d
anncapictures / Pixabay Here are new additions to The Best Sites To Teach and Learn About Thanksgiving : Five Ideas to Change Teaching about Thanksgiving, in Classrooms and at Home is from The Smithsonian Magazine. The Thanksgiving Myth Gets a Deeper Look This Year is from The NY Times. Native educators say Thanksgiving lessons can be accurate, respectful, and still fun—here’s how is from The NEA

NOV 17

“Give Students Choice When It’s Time to Read”
by Larry Ferlazzo / 3d
Give Students Choice When It’s Time to Read is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Three educator contributors, and several readers, share strategies for encouraging students to read, including offering choice and time in class. Here are some excerpts:
Wednesday’s Must-Read Articles & Must-Watch Videos On School Reopenings
by Larry Ferlazzo / 3d
USA-Reiseblogger / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : Mass Nationwide School Closures Loom as Coronavirus Cases Spike is from US News. CDC quietly removes guidance pushing for school reopenings is from The Hill. Schools want to end online classes for struggling kids, but COVID-19 cases may send everyone home is from USA Today. Are
Video: “Crash Course” To Begin Geography Series
69by Larry Ferlazzo / 3d
Free-Photos / Pixabay “Crash Course,” the popular YouTube education channel, has announced that they will begin a Geography series on November 30th. I’m sure it will be informative, and that portions – at least – will be usable in classes. I just hope the host speaks at a slower pace than the typical Crash Course video but, if that’s a problem, it’s always easy to just put the speed at .75…. Here
A Look Back: My Mind Was Blown Today After Learning How To Collaboratively Annotate PDFs On Google Drive
by Larry Ferlazzo / 3d
I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . I’m starting with posts from earlier this year. Clker-Free-Vector-Images / Pixabay I’ve always had problems trying to figure out how to get Google Docs to play nice with PDFs. I had given up, and concluded that Actively Learn was going
The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2020
by Larry Ferlazzo / 3d
I do an annual “Word of the Year” feature, sharing the choices from various organizations around the world. Only a few have been chosen so far, but the pace will pick up over the next few weeks and I’ll be adding links to this post. You can see all my vocabulary-related “Best” lists, including previous editions of “Words Of The Year,” here . I’m adding this post to ALL END-OF-YEAR “BEST” LISTS FO

NOV 16

“Encourage Students ‘to See Reading as a Relational Experience'”
by Larry Ferlazzo / 4d
Encourage Students ‘to See Reading as a Relational Experience’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Three educators offer classroom ideas for encouraging student intrinsic motivation to read, including through book choice and opportunities for discussion with their peers. Here are some excerpts:
It’s “Geography Awareness Week” – Here Are Tons Of Teaching & Learning Resources
by Larry Ferlazzo / 4d
It’s Geography Awareness Week : Each year more than 100,000 Americans actively participate in Geography Awareness Week. Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it. Each third week of November, students, families an
Ed Tech Digest
by Larry Ferlazzo / 4d
Nine years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech, including some Web 2.0 apps. You might also be interested in THE BEST ED TECH RESOURCES OF 2020 – PART TWO , as well as checking out all my edtech resources . Here are this w
Tuesday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopenings
by Larry Ferlazzo / 4d
OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : How Will Biden Approach School Reopenings? is from The NY Times. Blue states and red states are both doing school reopenings wrong is from Vox. School Rankings: Framing (Slightly) Differently is by Emily Oster. Breaking: 18 national education organizations (including many th
A Look Back: Video Of Student Panel Talking About Their Distance Learning Experiences In The Spring
by Larry Ferlazzo / 4d
I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . I’m starting with posts from earlier this year. OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay I’ve done a lot of professional development sessions for teachers at our school, and having student panels are always the most popular parts of them. Plus, t
Depressing Statistic Of The Day: Hate Crimes Up – Again
by Larry Ferlazzo / 4d
Unfortunately, the latest FBI annual report documents what has been a typical annual rise in hate crimes . You can read more about this new report at: Hate-crime killings set a record in 2019, FBI data reveals is from The Washington Post. Hate crimes in US reach highest level in more than a decade is from The Associated Press. Two years ago, Education Week published an important report on Hate In

NOV 15

“22 Strategies for Encouraging Students’ Intrinsic Motivation to Read”
by Larry Ferlazzo / 5d
22 Strategies for Encouraging Students’ Intrinsic Motivation to Read is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Four educators share strategies for encouraging students to WANT to read, including by illustrating that it makes them smarter and that it makes them better writers. Here are some excerpts:
Three Accessible Ways To Search For & Find My “Best” Lists
by Larry Ferlazzo / 5d
(Note: I am going to publish this same post once each month to remind regular readers and inform newer ones about how to access my “Best” lists) As regular readers know, I have about 2,200 categorized and regularly updated “Best” lists. You can find all of them in broad categories here . The link to that page can also be found at the top right of my blog: My Best Of Series I also have them all on
A Look Back: Video: Watch…Me Get Interviewed On CNN About School Reopening In The Fall
81by Larry Ferlazzo / 5d
I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . I’m starting with posts from earlier this year. (Giselle Lundy-Ponce from the AFT was kind enough to send me some screenshots, so I replaced the original image on this post with one) CNN’s Brooke Baldwin interviewed me live on CNN toda
This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues
by Larry Ferlazzo / 5d
Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in THE BEST ARTICLES, VIDEOS & POSTS ON EDUCATION POLICY IN 2019 – PART TWO ): Lucy Calkins Says Balanced Literacy Needs ‘Rebalancing’ is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars” Prop 15 failed here in California, which was ve
Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL
by Larry Ferlazzo / 5d
BiljaST / Pixabay Six years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2019 – PART ONE and THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2019 – PART TWO. A
Useful Teaching Video: “U.S. Presidential Election Results (1789-2020)”
by Larry Ferlazzo / 6d
AnnaliseArt / Pixabay I’m adding this new video to: THE BEST RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ABOUT THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION The Best Sites To Learn About U.S. Presidents
My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On “Using Education Data: What Works, What Doesn’t”
by Larry Ferlazzo / 6d
Using Education Data: What Works, What Doesn’t is the topic of my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio show. I’m joined by Cindy Garcia, Lauren Nifong and Deedy Camarena, who have all contributed written commentaries to my Education Week Teacher column. I’m adding it to All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions .

NOV 14

Sunday’s Must-Read Articles & Must-Watch Videos About School Reopenings
by Larry Ferlazzo / 6d
stux / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : ‘Please Turn Your Microphone Off’: Hybrid Learning From The Classroom is from an NPR affiliate. To Combat Learning Loss, New Project Hopes to Test and Scale ‘High Impact’ Tutoring is from Ed Week. ‘Don’t Get Gaggled’: Minneapolis School District Spends Big on Student Surveillance Tool, Rai
Google Doodle Video Collection Can Provide Good Lesson Introductions
by Larry Ferlazzo / 6d
Everybody knows about Google Doodles. You can see a collection of all of them here , and many of their images would work as nice introductions to lessons, asking questions like “What do you notice? What do you wonder?” What I didn’t know, though, was that there is a collection of Google Doodle videos on YouTube, and many would serve as great introductions for lessons. There aren’t a huge number o
A Look Back: The Difference Between “Good” Teaching & “Successful” Teaching – And What This Means For The This School Year
by Larry Ferlazzo / 6d
I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . I’m starting with posts from earlier this year. Ted Appel, our school’s former – and great – principal, talked about the importance of looking at teacher “input” instead of student “output” when considering if a teacher is doing good w
Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week
by Larry Ferlazzo / 6d
Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here. Of course, this is a crazy time for “classroom” instruction…. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES ON INSTRUCTION IN 2020 – PART ONE. Here are this week’s picks: The National Museum of the American Indian has a collection of lessons and m
Saturday’s Must-Read Articles & Must-Watch Videos On School Reopenings
by Larry Ferlazzo / 7d
geralt / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : Schools start closing — or delay reopening — as covid-19 cases jump across the country is from The Washington Post. A group of Philadelphia researchers sees ‘no-win situation’ when it comes to schools. is from The NY Times. Surges in COVID cases are upending school reopening plans across
Ruby Bridges Integrated An All-White School In Louisiana On This Day In 1960 – Here Are Teaching & Learning Resources
by Larry Ferlazzo / 7d
viarami / Pixabay Ruby Bridges is famous for, as a first-grader, integrating an all-white school in Louisiana on this day in 1960. You might be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT RUBY BRIDGES .

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